Monday, June 15, 2009

Monochrome Monday #37: The Reedist


"Tim Smith, Raleigh Jazz Orchestra"
Raleigh, NC - August 2005 (Click to embiggen)


Tim Smith is one of those musicians that can breathe life into any instrument you can blow air into. Or across. Besides being an extraordinary saxophonist, Tim's one of the few local players I've seen introduce flute into jazz sessions. Funky, huh? Like most of the jazz players around here, Tim's got his fingers in several bands -- sometimes playing multiple places with multiple bands in the same day. But they're all happy to have him around. In this shot he's playing a show at the Meredith College Amphitheater with the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra.Violence Unsilenced
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14 comments:

Aileni said...

Sound portrait.

Vita Stunder said...

Great portrait Mojo!
That is a talented guy :)

So are you :)

Have the best of sundays!

Anne said...

You are such a music lover. The picture shows :-))

Nce week from Anne in Norway.

Dina ... UK said...

C'mon babe
Why don't we paint the town?
And all that jazz......

Just like a musical...Love it.
Perfect...:-)))

BJ Roan said...

Love jazz, and love the portrait. Good go.

SandyCarlson said...

I voted!

SandyCarlson said...

The photo is beautiful. Audible.

Robin said...

Beautiful portrait, very well balanced.

Jazz flute is HARD. I took a few lessons a while back when I was trying to get back to playing, but my background was too rigidly grounded in classical and formal sheet music. I didn't have the talent, the chops or the ear for all that improv!

napaboaniya said...

A talented musician I'm sure he is.
Given my deflated lungs and I'll put shame to any instruments that require me to blow into it :P

magiceye said...

a classical portrait!


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Julie said...

My favorite instrument and music style. great shot.

Daryl said...

Wonderful portrait, I can almost hear the music

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice portrait.

Charlotte said...

really nice portrait.